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Stock Exchange - FTSE 100 Index
European stock markets started trading in the green on Thursday as investors geared up for the upcoming talks between members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), as well as United States President Donald Trump's meeting with European Union leaders. The FTSE 100 increased 0.14% at 9:04 am GMT, as...
Bitcoin
The Bitcoin has now settled comfortably above the $2000 mark it breached only days ago, with one coin of the world’s most widely tracked digital currency trading for $2,120.20 on Bitfinex  and $2,056.00 on Bitstamp at 11:23 am CET on Monday. Buoyed by a strong demand, the Bitcoin valuation has more than...
DAX Board
Markets in Europe opened in the green on Friday reflecting the positive sentiment from the United States. Wall Street ended the previous session higher after its worst performance since the start of 2017 earlier this week. Markets suffered losses after US President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey and...
Gold
Precious metals traded in the green on Tuesday with gold ticking higher for the fourth consecutive session as the geopolitical and economic worries continued to shake investors’ confidence. Market watchers traded cautiously amid rising tensions with North Korea, following the country’s recent nuclear test launch. Meanwhile, traders grew more skeptical regarding...
Haruhiko Kuroda
The Bank of Japan's focus on long-term government bond yields is appropriate for adapting to changes on a macroeconomic level, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday. The quantitative easing program would eventually end when consumer prices reach a sustainable growth trend consistent with the target, he added, however he also...
Stock Exchange - FTSE 100 Index
Markets in Europe opened lower on Wednesday as investors focused on earnings and awaited the monetary policy decision from the United States Federal Reserve due later in the day. BNP Paribas and Volkswagen were among companies which announced their quarterly results before the bell. Traders are also closely watching latest developments...
Gold
Precious metals traded in the red on Thursday with gold edging down, mostly led by decreasing global geopolitical risks. However, market watchers remained concerned regarding the US President Donald Trump’s tax plan that he revealed on Wednesday. Meanwhile, investors continued to await European Central Bank’s (ECB’s) interest rate decision and...
StanChart
Standard Chartered on Wednesday reported its first quarter profit nearly doubled from a year ago, sending its shares up more than 4 percent as the emerging markets-focused bank brought losses from loans under control. StanChart said it made a pre-tax profit of $1 billion, up from $589 million in the...
Gold
Gold and silver traded at five-month highs on Wednesday as worries over geopolitical tensions boosted safe haven demand. Investors were attracted to less risky assets as concerns loomed over US military action against Syria and North Korea, as well as over the upcoming French presidential elections. Gold spot is currently trading...
London Stock Exchange
European equities started a day of trading in the green on Wednesday despite continuous worries on global geopolitical stability. Meanwhile, investors remain watchful as German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to hold a cabinet meeting on Brexit later today while US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to...
Precious metals traded in the red on Wednesday as investors grew more confident of another US Federal Reserve interest rate hike later in the year. The US dollar strengthened and stocks rose as the investment confidence rose, causing gold to trade lower, declining below the $1,250 mark. Yesterday, several Fed...
Australian Dollar
Despite a rather spectacular recovery last week, the Aussie Dollar could be on the cusp or resuming its recent downtrend. If such a reversal does occur, losses could be fairly substantial and might extend back to the 0.76 handle and beyond.  However, given just how bullish the pair has...
Great British Pound
The British pound gave back some of the gains recorded on Wednesday morning, as data from the Office for National Statistics showed wage growth in the United Kingdom slowed down during the three months ended in January. The report showed that, when adjusted for inflation, average weekly earnings grew at...
Euro Dollar
The Euro rallied strongly throughout most of last week as the pair initially rose in response to some optimistic rhetoric from the ECB’s Mario Draghi. In addition, the EU GDP rose to meet market expectations at 0.4% q/q. Subsequently, the pair was remained relatively robust as it charged higher towards...
Bitcoin
Digital currency bitcoin continued its rising trend as it hit a fresh all-time high of $1,240.01 on the OKCoin exchange earlier on Thursday. Bitcoin has been steadily rising this year and has reached record levels several times in the past week. The cryptocurrency surged 21.52% in the past month and soared...
Stock Exchange - FTSE 100 Index
The FTSE 100 hit a six-week high on Wednesday, with commodities-related stocks tracking stronger metals, while banks gained on expectations of further hikes in U.S. interest rates. The blue-chip index was up 0.9 percent by 10:45 GMT, after climbing to its highest level since the middle of January. Banks were among...
Oil
Oil traded with gains rose on Wednesday ahead of the release of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) US crude inventories report. Earlier, private data showed the country's oil inventories grew in the week ending February 24. Growing oil prices were supported by OPEC’s implementation of the agreed output cuts. In...
Euro Vs Poud
The euro traded on two-month lows against the pound and on six-week lows against the dollar on Wednesday amid ongoing concerns over European politics, especially the upcoming election in France that could trigger the country’s exit from the Eurozone if National Front’s Marine Le Pen wins, and the future...
Precious metals traded in the green on Thursday as the dollar declined from its one-month high after a series of positive economic data releases in the United States yesterday. Gold traded higher, continuing the upward trend that has been prevailing on diminished expectations of the next Federal Reserve interest rate hike. The...
Great British Pound
Sterling touched one-week lows against a broadly stronger dollar on Wednesday after U.S. consumer prices had their biggest jump in nearly four years and retail numbers beat expectations. The U.S. Labor Department said the Consumer Price Index rose 0.6 percent last month after gaining 0.3 percent in December while the...
Petrochina Oil
Oil prices fell nearly one percent on Monday in response to growing evidence that U.S. production is rising and as some investors unwound positions ahead of OPEC's first report on compliance with its deal to cut production. Global benchmark Brent crude futures were down 45 cents at $56.25 a barrel...
DAX Board
Traders took indexes at European stock markets higher on Thursday European stock markets higher on Thursday, in the heat of the quarterly earnings season, after yesterday the British Parliament backed the Brexit process by adopting a crucial law. Market watchers were waiting for the weekly jobless claims report and the...
Gold
Gold continues the upward trend on Thursday, rising over $1,220 for the first time since November, as the United States dollar fell close to its 11-month low. The greenback started losing steam following the constant barrage from President Donald Trump's administration, analysts say, while yesterday's decision by the US Federal Reserve to stay...
Great British Pound
The British Pound jumped against the US Dollar on Tuesday by the most since June's Brexit referendum as Prime Minister Teresa May promised a parliamentary vote on Britain's deal to leave the European Union. GBP/USD, already up more than 1 percent as May began to deliver a keenly-awaited speech that had...
Great British Pound
Financial markets are anxiously awaiting U.K.’s Prime Minister Theresa May speech later today where she will lay out a detailed divorce plan from the EU. Traders were very fast to react, sending the pound 1.6% lower on Monday to trade below 1.20. However, the recovery in early Asian trade Tuesday...
US Dollar
The US Dollar retreated across the board on Tuesday – both against major and emerging market counterparts, while investors were focusing on remarks scheduled to be delivered today by central bankers, China's President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Theresa May. The dollar index slipped 0.48%, against gold's rise by 0.69% to $1,210.9...
London Stock Exchange
European markets closed in the red on Monday as investors await the highly anticipated Brexit speech by Theresa May tomorrow. The FTSE 100 dipped 0.15%. The worst performer was Royal Bank of Scotland as its shares tumbled 2.93%. The CAC 40 fell 0.75% when trade ended. The DAX declined 0.58%. The banking...
Gold has has soared to a 7-week high continuing its steady streak of increase after US President-elect Donald Trump gave his remarks during his first official press conference yesterday. The lack of fiscal policy stimulus clarity, as well as no mention of tax cuts and public spending during Trump’s speech, caused...
Gold soared on Thursday hitting $1,178.74, its highest level since December 7 when it stood at $1,180.30 per ounce. Other precious metals also recorded significant gains as the dollar index slid off its 14-year high reached earlier this week following the release of U.S. Federal Reserve's minutes. The central bank pointed...
Gold fell below $1,140 per ounce on Thursday as the precious metal responded to a strong dollar as a result of the United States Federal Reserve’s predictions it will hike interest rates three times in 2017. The yellow metal was 0.42% lower, trading for $1,137 per ounce. Spot gold’s daily...

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